Leopardus wiedii (Schinz, 1821)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 946

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D772-BD68-FCDD-FDF81F72FC50

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Leopardus wiedii (Schinz, 1821)
status

 

Leopardus wiedii (Schinz, 1821)  

Figure 2I

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Province, Piedras Blancas National Park ; stations ID 3, 17, 20 ( Table 3); first capture on 21 June 2016; camera trap photos   .

Identification. The Margay is a small to medium-sized spotted cat. It may be confused with L. pardalis   but can be distinguished by its proportionately longer tail (70% of head and body length) and muzzle. Leopardus wiedii   also has proportionately larger eyes and forefeet, and is largely arboreal ( Wainwright and Arias 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Felidae

Genus

Leopardus